§ MR. SCOTT-MONTAGU (Hampshire, Now Forest)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he can state the number of Boer prisoners of war now in Capetown or its vicinity, excluding the recent capture of General Cronje's force.
§ *THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
In the absence of my hon. friend the Under Secretary for War perhaps I may be allowed to answer the question addressed to his department. Excluding the Boers captured at Paardeberg, and others who were captured in the other engagements connected with Lord Roberts' movements, and who are now at Kimberley, the total prisoners at Simons Town and Wynberg amount to 628.